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(PL) 13th "Cracovia Danza" Court Dance Festival (29 jul-5 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 29, 2012

Location: Ul. 28 Lipca 17a (28 Lipca 17a Street), 30-233 Krakow PL

Held annually, the Festival was first launched in 2000 to mark the granting of the title of "The European Capital of Culture" to Krakow.

It was initiated in the era of rekindled interest in the history of dance, the need to return to the sources of the common European heritage and the willingness to come together and exchange experiences among a wide group of historical dance ensembles active in Poland and abroad. …
    


(IT) FESTIVAL POIESIS - 25 May 2012

Contributed by Admin on May 25, 2012

Ready for a great Opera!

“The big O - symbol of the 2012 Poiesis Festival and of the great Opera - includes four musical events prepared by Marco Mencoboni for Friday 25 May, the opening day the of the 6th edition. The festival will start with a short prelude: 30 musicians, located in surprising spots, will play together when the bell of the square in Fabriano will toll. But the main show will be Ad Vesperas, an impressive vocal and instrumental music concert featuring Claudio Merulo's posthumous masses for 12 voices, brought back to life after four centuries of oblivion by the Cantar Lontano ensemble in the beautiful setting of the Fabriano cathedral. Works by Orlando di Lasso and Diego Ortiz will follow, in a polyphonic triumph made possible by 30 musicians conducted by Marco Mencoboni. Two more events will bliss your ears …

(UK) Le Concert Des Nations, Lufthansa Festival, (Review by Ivan Hewett -- 21 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 25, 2012

“Ivan Hewett finds there’s a humanity in the group Concord of Nations's music-making at the Lufthansa Festival and a rich vein of fantasy. …”


(US) Harmonia Early Music Interview: A Spotlight On William Christie By Laura Osterlund Posted April 29, 2012

Contributed by Admin on May 25, 2012

Chansons from the French Renaissance

“The 16th-century Parisian chanson is a genre of secular song that departs from past fixed forms.  Evocative imagery, rich emotion, and vivid scenes are commonly found within chanson texts, and the music itself often highlights nuances of the French language.  Among others, compositions by Sandrin, Claudin de Sermisy and Clement Janequin are emblematic of the style.  Each demonstrates different descriptive and lyrical characteristics. …
    


(US) Music of the Baroque Fundraiser: "A Musical Feast" (1 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 25, 2012

Location: The Fairmont Chicago, 200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago IL, US

"A Musical Feast" Gala Benefit and Raffle offers a dazzling menu of unique items

Did you know . . .
that Music of the Baroque's season continues after our concerts end? On June 1, we're hosting "A Musical Feast" at the Fairmont Chicago, an elegant black-tie affair that provides significant support for our programming and educational outreach activities.  …
    


(IT) Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM)

Contributed by Admin on May 23, 2012

New Titles Recently Released at LIM

  •  "I Gesuiti e le Tarantole", Daniela Rota
  • "Strumenti musicali e oggetti sonori nell´Italia meridionale e in Sicilia (VI-III sec. a.C), Funzioni rituali e contesti", Angela Bellia
  • "Motetti in cantilena a quattro voci / con alcune canzoni per sonare ogni sorte di stromenti, con il basso per l´organo. 1613", Stefano Bernardi, a cura di Marco Materassi / Trascrizioni di Flavio Cinquetti
  • "La festa teatrale nel Settecento / Dalla corte di Vienna alle corti d´Italia", a cura di Annarita Colturato e Andrea Merlotti
        

(UK) Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music 2012 Update (18-26 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 23, 2012
Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music 2012 sends us an update to the festivities (Newsletter -- 15 may 2012) and of “hard-to-get” tickets to its Westminster Abbey tickets. If you are in the area, make sure to catch a concert or two if tickets are still available.
     

(BE) Musica Impulse Centre for Music: International Young Artist's Presentation (IYAP) SELECTED PROMISING ENSEMBLES 2012

Contributed by Admin on May 23, 2012

IYAP SELECTED PROMISING ENSEMBLES 2012

Background

“The International Young Artist's Presentation (IYAP) is an ideal platform for young, talented ensembles. IYAP focuses on young vocal and instrumental ensembles playing historical instruments. The coaching sessions - led by the American soprano Jill Feldman! - are an essential part of IYAP. After the coaching, the ensembles will perform at historical locations in Antwerp during the festival Laus Polyphoniae. During these concerts a lot of Belgian and international organizers will be present. They will give the ensembles tips for their future career. Afterwards, the selected ensembles will be promoted by the IYAP-organizers. And they will be honoured with the title "IYAP Selected Promising Ensemble 2012".“

(Continue reading to learn of the awarded ensembles.)

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